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Report a dangerous structure

You can report any dangerous structures to us. These could be buildings, parts of buildings, walls or other structures.

A building or structure may become dangerous following instances such as a fire, the impact of a vehicle, or a storm damage or high winds.

Report a dangerous structure

Use the contact details below and give as much information as possible. Our office hours are 8:45am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.

During office hours

Call 023 8028 5245.

Outside office hours

Call 023 8028 5250.

What happens next

Once a report is received, a surveyor will visit the site to assess the danger and any risks. We will contact the owner to remove the danger. This may involve fencing off the area to stop access.

If the owner is not present and immediate action is required, we can use emergency powers to make the situation safe.

If there is no immediate danger, we will contact the owner and request that they remove the danger. If this isn't done within a specified time, we can get a court order that requires the owner to carry out the work.


The costs of any works carried out can be recovered from the property owner. They may be registered as a charge on the local property register.

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